Keeping its secrets July 20th 2014 Dushanbe – the capital of Tajikistan for those who haven’t devoted their recent leisure time to scrutinising maps of Central Asia – is a city that doesn’t let you in easily. It doesn’t readily open its arms to receive the stranger. There’s no tacit “Hey, come over here! This is where it’s at!”. It’s not that it’s at all unwelcoming to the visitor; it’s just too busy having ... read more
Asia » Tajikistan » Dushanbe The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan beca... ... read more
I decided in early 2006 that I'd had enough of the London rat-race and the career thing - at least, for the time being - and that I'd like to take some time out: "me time", as it were; time to do at least some of the things that I'd been thinking about doing over the last few years but hadn't been able to fit in around work and client demands.
So here I am: backpack to the ready (to be honest, it had never really been put away after my '93-'94 round-the-world trip), and a gazillion ideas about how to fill the next xx months..... (And, no, I've no idea when I'll go back to the "real" worl... full info